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Posted on: April 16, 2014

Washington County announces septic system replacement loan program

Washington County announces the launch of the Washington County Subsurface Sewage Treatment System (SSTS) Low Interest Loan Program, to assist homeowners with replacement of noncompliant septic systems.
The county is using... Read on...

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Posted on: April 14, 2014

County will conduct confidential paper shredding event April 18

Washington County will conduct a shredding event for confidential papers April 18 at the Environmental Center.
The event will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the center at 4039 Cottage Grove Drive in Woodbury.

Posted on: March 31, 2014

A Writer’s Workshop: Read to Write for teens will be at R.H. Stafford April 19

Can reading “The Hunger Games” teach you to be a writer? You bet it can! By reading as much fiction as you can get your hands on, available at your public library, you can become the writer you’ve always wanted to be.
Come... Read on...

Posted on: April 16, 2014

News from the April 15 County Board meeting

The Washington County Board of Commissioners took several actions at its April 15 board meeting:

• Regional rail authority accepts findings in Red Rock corridor study
The Washington County Board of Commissioners, sitting... Read on...

Posted on: April 10, 2014

Volunteers needed for Park Grove Library’s Used Book Sale

Park Grove Branch of Washington County Library, 7900 Hemingway Ave. S., Cottage Grove, is asking for volunteers to help with the Used Book Sale Friday, May 2, through Sunday, May 4. Workers are needed to help with the setup... Read on...

Posted on: April 16, 2014

Prescription drug 'take back' event set for April 26

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office, in partnership with the county’s Department of Public Health and Environment, will have a Prescription Drug “Take Back” event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at the Main... Read on...

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Posted on: April 16, 2014

Volunteers invited to plant trees on Arbor Day to restore critical greenway

Great River Greening invites the public to spend their 2014 Arbor Day afternoon planting trees South Washington Conservation Corridor.
More than 100 volunteers will gather noon to 4 p.m. Friday, April 25, on an 80-acre... Read on...

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Posted on: April 15, 2014

Volunteers needed for R.H. Stafford Library’s Used Book Sale

The R.H. Stafford Branch of Washington County Library, 8595 Central Park Place, Woodbury, is asking for volunteers to help with a Used Book Sale April 25-27. Workers are needed to help with setup and cleanup and to assist... Read on...

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Posted on: April 7, 2014

Washington County getting new voting equipment

New voting equipment

Washington County will replace its optical scan voting system with new equipment, and voters are invited to experiment to see how it works.
The county’s existing voting system is 15 years old, and is showing signs of wear... Read on...

Posted on: March 27, 2014

Celebrate the Month of the Military Child at Washington County Library

During April, Washington County Library is celebrating the Month of the Military Child with Purple Up! events planned for branch libraries throughout the county. Why Purple Up? Because purple is the color used to represents... Read on...

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Posted on: February 21, 2014

Raingarden Classes: Design, Build, Restore

Learn how to design and build a raingarden or give new life to an existing raingarden in free classes sponsored by the Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District, Blue Thumb, the cities of Maplewood and Shoreview, East Metro... Read on...


County Attorney Press Releases

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Posted on: April 1, 2014

Washington County Celebrates 30th Anniversary of Victims of Crime Act

County Attorney Pete Orput wants to remind citizens that the week of April 6th through April 12th marks the 30th anniversary of the passage of the ’Victims of Crime Act’, which coincides with National Crime Victims’ Rights... Read on...

Posted on: February 14, 2014

Murder charges in Newport stabbing

County Attorney Pete Orput today announced that his office issued charges of Murder in the
2nd Degree against Gregorio Maso Ramirez, 57, of St. Paul, in the February 13, 2014, incident in Newport.The State requested and... Read on...

Posted on: February 14, 2014

Eckberg pleads guilty in Lumberjack Days case

County Attorney Pete Orput today announced that David Eckberg, 61, of Stillwater, entered a guilty plea to Felony Issuance of Worthless Checks in connection with the 2011 controversy over the Lumberjack Days Festival in... Read on...

Posted on: January 2, 2014

Major Drug Dealer Sent to Prison

County Attorney Pete Orput today announced that Danielle Jae Brand, 26, of Oakdale was sentenced to 84 months in prison upon conviction for 1st Degree Violation of Controlled Substance Laws. Brand was sentenced by... Read on...


Library

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Posted on: April 15, 2014

Just in time for National Library Week, April 13-19,

Washington County Library announces a new service for readers. It’s called “Your Next Read” -– get reading suggestions in your email. Library customers are invited to visit the library’s web pages at www.co.washington.mn... Read on...

Posted on: March 12, 2014

Help celebrate April's Month of the Military Child...

During April, Washington County Library is celebrating the Month of the Military Child with Purple Up! events planned for branch libraries throughout the county. Why Purple Up? Because purple is the color used to represent... Read on...

Posted on: March 26, 2014

2014 Annual Action Plan available for public comment March 26 through April 25

Copies of the draft 2014 Annual Action Plan will be available for review at the Washington County Government Center, Community Services, Room 200, at each county library and available on our website at http://www.co... Read on...

DRAFT 2014 Annual Action Plan
Posted on: April 1, 2014

Library Chat with Library Woman

Library Woman

Save your words!

The other day I was going through my computer files and I came across a letter I had written to my daughter, away at college. It was a wonderful discovery. The letter immediately brought the time and... Read on...

Posted on: March 26, 2014

Don't miss the artwork of Alexandra Sherman...

on display through the end of April at R.H. Stafford Library. Alex combines color and comic style to create fantasy artwork. Using illustration markers and pens, she creates characters inspired by Japanese animation and manga. Enjoy!


Transportation

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Posted on: February 10, 2014

Information about spring road weight restrictions

Spring road weight restrictions will go into effect on Washington County roads at 12:01 a.m. on March 14, 2014. Restrictions will be in effect for eight weeks, unless extraordinary conditions require extending them.

All... Read on...

2014 Spring Weight Restrictions